Wall framing at our 12-home Sylmar site!
Farmers Business Insurance came out Saturday, August 17, 2013 to frame houses at the 12-home Sylmar Habitat for Heroes site. Farmers Business Insurance believes strongly in supporting our veterans and the local community. On Saturday, they showed their support by framing two homes for deserving low-income veterans in Sylmar. One of the future homeowners is Jose Castillo. Castillo has been in the United States Marine Corps since 2006. He served two deployments including one in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. Growing up, he lived with his mother, grandmother and older sister. He never experienced having a bedroom to all to himself. “I always wondered what it would be like to live in a house instead of an apartment,” said Castillo. … Read More
This month we would like to recognize an outstanding construction volunteer: Robert Kalz. As a family man, married for 25 years and a Veteran, himself, Kalz knows the importance of veteran families getting a chance to own their own home. Kalz served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, including one combat tour in Iraq. He started volunteering with Habitat in Orange County in the early 90s and has built in states throughout the country off and on since then, as his duties with the Marines permitted. He has recently started coming regularly to build with our affiliate about two days a week. “ I first learned about Habitat on the news many years ago. I remember the story because they showed … Read More
Concrete foundations poured at our Sylmar 12-home site!
Home Depot Foundation is helping Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) provide safe and decent housing and a chance for self-sufficiency for our veterans. As part of The Home Depot Foundation’s commitment to do more for our veteans, they are commiting $80 million nationwide to help veterans overcome struggles with housing, unemployment, and disabilities. In addition to funding they are also sending out their associates to commit their time in making a difference in these areas. Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (HFH SF/SCV) is proud to have Home Depot on board as one of their major contributors to their new Habitat Enriched Neighborhoods™ model for veterans. In partnership with CalVet, two new communities of 99 homes are being … Read More